the Indexing will slow things down, not speed things up [unless you are searching for a prior item].
This subject has been mentioned for removal by Robert Proffitt and others in numerous threads in these forums.
I do so little with my systems that I have no opinion, I simply disabled it when many magazines said the same when XP first came out years ago.
I'm running Windows XP Home SP2 and read an article in a PC magazine regarding stopping or reducing the frequency that the Indexing Service performs.
The article states that a home user like myself could stop it or reduce the continuous searching and cataloging which can potentially bog down a slower computer system and cause unnecessary wear and tear on the hard drive.
Also, if it is reduced or stopped, will a download take longer to install?
I would like everyone to give me your opinion or thoughts on this matter.